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Apple Blossom Information

posted May 2, 2019, 7:11 AM by Bennett Smith
The information below is for the Marching Band, Flags, Drum Line, Concert Band, and Jazz Band: 

To: Parents /Marching Band Members/Flags/Drum line and Concert Band

What: Apple Blossom Parade

Where: Canon City, Colorado

When: Saturday, May 4, 2019

Departure: Bus leaves Roncalli at 9:00 AM.  Students need to be at school by 8:30 AM dressed in uniform with instrument and /or equipment.  Bus will park in the back of school near the band room.

The bus will travel to the Canon City High School, 1313 College Ave. Canon City, CO 81212 for the Concert Band portion of the festival at 11:30 AM. 

After the performance we will eat lunch and  warm up for the parade. Students can pay $5.00 for Little Caesar’s pizza and a drink Students will need to bring the $5.00 by April 30th to Mr. Smith.  Students do not have to eat pizza and can bring their own lunch. 

Parade starts at 1:00PM. We are the last band in the lineup and scheduled to line up at 1:30 PM.  The band should complete the parade around 3:00PM. The parade route goes down Main Street and ends at the Canon City Middle School 1215 Main St. Canon City, CO 81212

All members are required to ride the bus to Canon City unless given special permission.  Students are allowed to come home from Canon City with parents/guardian.  If coming home with a parent please inform Mr. Smith on the permission slip. Those coming back from Canon need to make contact with Mr. Smith as they leave.

Students are to stay with Mr. Smith and the Roncalli group.  Students are not allowed to go on other buses or hang out with students from other schools.

The award ceremony starts at 4:00PM at the Canon City High School stadium.

Roncalli will head back to Pueblo after the awards and should arrive back at the school around 5:30 PM

Uniform for marching band and drum line:

Plain black Long Sleeve button down dress shirt, No blouses or dress tops! Plain black dress pants, black khaki style is preferred.  NO denim jeans. Solid black socks, solid black shoes.  Shoes can be a tennis/ casual shoe or dress shoe.  Make sure the shoe is comfortable for marching. All members with long hair need to either braid it or wear it back in a ponytail. Students may change into a Roncalli tee shirt or Roncalli polo or Tee-Shirt after the parade. If you have any questions about the uniform or need items Please let Mr. Smith know.

Flag team: Flag Tee shirt and black pants (girls) black pants (boys) and plain all black tennis/casual shoes.

Food and drinks:

Students are allowed to bring snacks on the bus, but must be responsible keeping the bus clean, and throw away all trash. It is a long day and healthy snacks such as fruit or protein bars to keep energy up are smart choices.

Last, we could use a few parents that are going to Canon to help take the pizza and coolers with drinks in their vehicles. Please let Mr. Smith know if you would like to be a parent volunteer.

Thank you

Questions,   Mr. Smith   719-406-2350   or the main office 719-549-7450

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To: Parents Concert Band and Jazz Band

What: Apple Blossom Concert Band and Jazz Band Festivals

Where: Canon City, Colorado

When: Thursday and Friday, May 3 and 4, 2018

Students need to come to Roncalli dressed in their uniform both days!!

RSA Concert Band performs in Canon on May 3, at 1:25 at the Canon City High School for the Blossom Concert Band Festival.

The Jazz Band performs in Florence at the Florence High School, May 4th at the Blossom Jazz Band Festival.

Departure for Thursday: Bus leaves Roncalli at 9:30 AM. Students will need to bring a sack lunch. The band will perform at 1:25 PM in the Canon City HS Auditorium. The bus will leave back to Pueblo by 2:00PM. Students will finish out the school day when they arrive back to Roncalli.

Departure for Friday: Bus leaves Roncalli at 7:30 AM. Band performs at 8:50 AM in the Florence HS Auditorium.  The band will depart back to Pueblo after the performance and eat lunch at Roncalli as normal. 

Snacks are permitted on both trips, students must keep the bus clean!

All members are required to ride the bus to Canon City unless given special permission. 

Uniform for concert and jazz bands:

Plain black Long Sleeve button down dress shirt, No blouses or dress tops! Plain black dress pants, black khaki style is preferred.  NO denim jeans. Solid black socks, solid black shoes.  Shoes can be a tennis/ casual shoe or dress shoe. 

Parents, family and friends are welcome to all performances.

Thank you

Questions,   Mr. Smith   719-406-2350   or the main office 719-549-7450


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